Southern Eye Group of Alabama is home to some of Alabama’s most experienced and trusted eye doctors. Our practice offers an array of services performed by the optometrists and ophthalmologists in our Mobile, Fairhope, and Foley offices. The latest eye doctor to join this team is skilled ophthalmologist Dr. Paul McDaniel.

Dr. Paul McDaniel is a licensed ophthalmologist and osteopathic physician. These combined specialties put him in the unique position to offer a full spectrum of eye treatment services with a patient-centered focus.

Professional Background

Dr. McDaniel graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. and M.S. in Neuroscience, attended medical school at A.T. Still University in Missouri where he graduated with honors, fulfilled his medical internship at St. Mary’s hospital in Saint Louis, and completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at Saint Louis University.

Throughout his career, Dr. McDaniel has gained a reputation for being a highly skilled surgeon. He pioneered the use of MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) during his residency program and has been involved in teaching, research, and the authoring of professional literature throughout his career.


Originally from Covington, a town north of New Orleans, southern Alabama has always been like a second home to Dr. McDaniel. He is a devoted husband and father. He and is family enjoy an array of activities together, including many outdoor hobbies.

Patient & Practice Philosophy

Dr. McDaniel is proud to work for Southern Eye Group of Alabama, as the practice philosophy of providing high-quality treatment and treating patients like family aligns with his own values as an eye doctor. He is passionate about getting to know and taking care of his patients. Whether they have severe or minor eye problems, as an ophthalmologist, it is his pleasure and privilege to provide the best treatment and it is very rewarding to him to see patients respond to it.

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Dr. McDaniel has expertise in surgical and medical management of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, strabismus, pterygium, refractive surgery, astigmatism correction, cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, and more. To continue reading about Dr. McDaniel, visit his ophthalmologist bio. page on our website. And to schedule an appointment with Dr. McDaniel, contact us today. He and all our eye doctors are committed to giving you the care you deserve!